In Canada we tend to take water for granted – we’re one of the heaviest water users in the world. In many countries, clean water for drinking, proper hygiene and growing food is hard to come by. CLWR works in communities where water availability is a problem to build wells and small-scale irrigation systems, educate about the importance of hygiene in disease prevention, and teach about the safe use and storage of water.
World Water Day is March 22. We have a PowerPoint presentation resource you can use to mark the day. http://www.slideshare.net/CLWR/safe-water-for-developing-communities
Photo: Children in Luia village, Mozambique, enjoy the well next to their school. CLWR/J.Clark
Note: The “Go!” blog administrator is a member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Lutheran World Relief. This report was copied from the CLWR News Brief, February 2013.